SHERRILL — George Albert Findlay Denholm passed away on June 1, 2019. He was born on March 31, 1926, in Johnston, Scotland, the son of William and Edith Denholm. At the age of three, he moved to Akron, Ohio. Al joined World War II at age 17 and served in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in April 1946 with a commendation for bravery in the rescue of a hospital ship in Manila Bay. Al benefited from the GI Bill, graduating from Kent State with a degree in Journalism. A job with the Utica Observer Dispatch brought his family to Clinton, NY. He married Ruth Badger of Orrville, Ohio on April 12, 1952. They shared 62 years of adventures until her death on April 15, 2014.
Al was a member of the Central NY Watercolor Society, Otsego Sailing Club, Lake Delta Yacht Club, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland Bird Club, Sherrill Fine Arts Guild, Duplicate Bridge, American Legion, and VFW. He supported the libraries of Clinton, Rome, Kailua-Kona, and Sherrill.
Surviving are his children, David (Aline) Denholm of Bowie, Maryland, Jeannette (Barun) Gurung of Hawaii, and Kristin DeSalvio of Sherrill, NY; and granddaughters Marisa, Danielle, and Mira. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, brother Alec, and sister Ann.
In keeping with Al’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Donations in his name may be made to the Sherrill-Kenwood Library. A special thanks from his family goes to Dr. McKay and Dr. Vanderhoof, in appreciation of their time and support.